Walk-through of the new non-destructive Android KitKat photo editor

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Every smartphone has a camera in it these days. That camera may be great, or it may be mediocre — sometimes it might even be laughable. What happens once you get the pictures on your smartphone? Most of the time they just sit there. Now, thanks to the new Android 4.4 KitKat photo editor, your pictures not only look good, you can do all kinds of cool stuff with them.

Let’s take a look at a couple of less-than-perfect pictures, and see how to turn them into something amazing.

Nicolas Road

KitKat Photo Editor

Nicolas Roard and his team have been working on the new AOSP Android KitKat Gallery app for months. The new version adds powerful image manipulation tools to correct and enhance pictures right on your device.

In addition to supporting full-size image processing (regardless of how many megapixels your camera packs in) you’ll also get zooming, image straightening, graduated filters, per-channel saturation controls, and much more!

Give it a try! Open up your worst image and start seeing what you can do to make is beautiful!


Itching for more on the Nexus 5? Watch how you can get KitKat on your Android today, check out how the phone compares to other flagships on the market, then see what readers just like you think about the device in our most-recent episode of the Pocketnow Live!

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Joe Levi
Joe graduated from Weber State University with two degrees in Information Systems and Technologies. He has carried mobile devices with him for more than a decade, including Apple's Newton, Microsoft's Handheld and Palm Sized PCs, and is Pocketnow's "Android Guy".By day you'll find Joe coding web pages, tweaking for SEO, and leveraging social media to spread the word. By night you'll probably find him writing technology and "prepping" articles, as well as shooting video.Read more about Joe Levi here.